Diversity and Inclusion

We strongly believe that diverse teams characterized by inclusion and different perspectives stimulate innovation and drive better decision-making.

Responsible owner

Investor believes that building long-term successful companies requires people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Diverse teams characterized by inclusion stimulate innovation, drive better decision-making and attract top talent. Inclusive organizations maximize the power of all differences and realize the full potential of all of their employees. 

We encourage and expect our companies to invest in competence development, promote inclusion and diversity, and to ensure non-discrimination as well as a safe and healthy work environment. 

Investor's 2030 targets:

  • To actively promote diversity in all dimensions and encourage our companies to do so
  • Investor and all portfolio companies shall measure the perceived level of inclusion among employees on a regular basis
  • To reach a gender balance of 40/60 in the portfolio companies’ board of directors from an overall portfolio perspective, meaning at least 40 percent of the underrepresented gender
  • To reach a gender balance of 40/60 in the portfolio companies’ executive management groups from an overall portfolio perspective, meaning at least 40 percent of the underrepresented gender

Progress 2023

15 nationalities represented in the boards and 37% women in the boards 

25 nationalities represented in the executive teams and 30%  women in the executive teams

96% of our companies have a target related to diversity and 96% of our companies measured the perceived level of inclusion among their employees 

Responsible company

As an employer, Investor focuses on providing an open and inclusive working environment where ethical behavior and respect for each individual is key. We are a small organization where each individual has the opportunity to impact the overall development. We believe that diversity and inclusion, making use of the total talent base available, build stronger and more dynamic teams. 

Investor's 2030 target:

  • Gender balance of 40/60 in Investor’s Executive Leadership Team

We invest in and ensure that our employees can develop over time. The primary focus for competence development and upskilling of our employees is on the job training. We also offer different opportunities to continuously learn and develop both in the short- and long-term perspective. These include external trainings, such as leadership and mentoring programs but also job rotations to portfolio companies. We run impact and development discussions with the overall objective to foster an environment where people can continuously grow and develop throughout a career and reach their full potential. Through employee surveys we follow up on engagement, motivation and perceived level of inclusion. 

Progress 2023

54% share of women in the company 

43% share of women in the Executive Leadership Team 

40% share of women in the Investor's Board of Directors 

People and communities

Investor strive to be a good corporate citizen and use our sponsor activities as a way to combine business-related involvement with a good citizen perspective. The areas we prioritize are youth, education and entrepreneurship. Investor supports several organizations that contribute to the development of society and entrepreneurship, such as Beredskapslyftet, IVA, SNS, Chambers of Commerce, Business Challenge and Young Enterprise Sweden.

As an engaged and long-term owner of high quality companies, we can distribute dividends to our owners. Through our lead-owner, the Wallenberg Foundations, Investor is part of the Wallenberg eco-system. The Wallenberg Foundations purpose is the betterment of Sweden through funding excellent research and research projects. In 2023, our total paid dividend amounted to SEK 13.5 bn, whereof approx. SEK 3.2bn, was distributed to our lead owners, the Wallenberg Foundations

Read more about the Wallenberg eco-system at www.wallenberg.com